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Transformative work of the day, animal edition

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Hairy Otter, from an eagle-eyed (or is that otter-eyed) reader. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

None but Bob Marley's heirs can free our minds

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Fifty-Six Hope Road Music, Ltd. v. A.V.E.L.A., Inc., --- F.3d ----, 2015 WL 728031, No. 12–17502 (9th Cir. Feb. 20, 2015) Despite being a plaintiff victory, there’s a fair amount in here that might hearten opponents of a generalized merchandising right, suggesting that at least some 9 th Circuit judges are willing to rethink trademark expansionism. Show More Summary

Transformative use of the day, crossover edition

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Trust me, these are the droids you're looking for. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Violating taxi regulations isn't unfair competition in Pa.

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Checker Cab Philadelphia, Inc. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., 2015 WL 966284, No. 14–7265 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 3, 2015) Plaintiffs, taxi companies and their dispatch company, sought to enjoin Uber from operating an allegedly illegal taxi operation in Philadelphia; the court denied the motion. Show More Summary

You come at the queen, you best not miss: Oprah wins Own Your Power suit

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Kelly-Brown v. Winfrey, No. 11 cv 7875 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 5. 2015) Kelly-Brown and her company, Own Your Power Communications, Inc., sued Oprah Winfrey and related defendants, alleging that they unlawfully used plaintiffs’ “Own Your Power”...Show More Summary

Transformative use of the day, Vancouver edition

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Via an eagle-eyed friend. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Focus, Grasshopper: infringement isn't false advertising

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Grasshopper Motorcycles, Ltd. v. Rivera, No. 14–cv–320, 2015 WL 853564 (W.D. Wis. Feb. 26, 2015) (magistrate judge) Grasshopper sells a moon-shaped backrest designed to be attached behind the driver’s seat of a motorcycle. “Its 2013Show More Summary

PTO descriptiveness finding inadmissible where court ruled mark suggestive

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Innovation Ventures, LLC v. NVE, Inc., 2015 WL 871137, No. 08–11867 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 27, 2015) Various evidentiary rulings in the latest round of this trademark/false advertising case over energy shots, the first of which presages what I expect to be increasing uncertainty in the courts until the Supreme Court revisits the issue. Show More Summary

Irreparable harm webinar tomorrow

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Please click on the link below to register for a timely lunchtime teleseminar where our panel of experts will address the status of “irreparable harm” in Lanham Act false advertising cases. Recent cases have suggested that courts noShow More Summary

UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories. File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very different. http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss

Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015) The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring that indigent women facingShow More Summary

Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement, removal and alteration of copyright information (CMI) under §1202, unfair competition, and negligence. Show More Summary

Court misapplies FTDA, not TDRA, to political speech

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Hershey Co. v. Friends of Steve Hershey, 2015 WL 795841, No. WDQ–14–1825. (D. Md. Feb. 24, 2015) Disappointing ruling on political speech and infringement now supplemented by flat-out wrong ruling on dilution. Hershey sued the Friends...Show More Summary

When is a house an advertisement?

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Mid-Continent Casualty Co. v. Kipp Flores Architects, L.L.C., No. 14-50649 (5th Cir. Feb. 26, 2015) KFA, an architecture firm, got a judgment in a jury trial against a builder, Hallmark Design Homes, for copyright infringement for building hundreds of buildings from KFA’s designs without licensing them. Show More Summary

AU IP/Gender: Panel IV: Gendered Understandings of the Role and Scope of IP

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Moderator – Irene Calboli, Marquette Law School and National University of Singapore Carys Craig, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University - Deconstructing Copyright’s Choreographer: the Power of Performance (and the Performance of Power)...Show More Summary

AU IP/Gender Panel III: US Federal Courts

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Panel III: Gender and Intellectual Property in the U.S. Federal Courts Moderator – Christine Farley, American University Washington College of Law Jessica Silbey, Suffolk University Law School – Intellectual Property Reform Through the...Show More Summary

AU IP/Gender: Lunch Keynote by Kara Swanson

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law – IP and Gender: Reflections on Methodology and Accomplishments Literature review: from the footnotes to the text. Personal experience writing and publishing in gender & IP—future orientation of how we can make progress. Show More Summary

AU IP/Gender Panel II: Documenting Communities of Practice

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Moderator – Meredith Jacob, American University Washington College of Law Jhessica Reia, Center for Technology and Society at Fundacao Getulio Vargas (CTS-FGV) – DIY or Die! Gender and Creation in Marginal Music Production Straight edge movement in Brazil: associated with vegetarianism, anarchism, as well as music, not consuming drugs/alcohol. Show More Summary

AU IP/Gender Panel I: Women's Leadership in Traditional Cultural Production

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Panel I: Community Structure and Women’s Leadership in Traditional Cultural Production Moderator – Margaret Chon, Seattle University School of Law Helen Chuma Okoro, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (and CC Nigeria), Traditional...Show More Summary

AU/IP Gender conference, part 1: me

3 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Reimagining IP/Gender: The Next 10 Years of Feminist Engagement with IP Law Welcome – Michael Carroll, American University Washington College of Law IP program and Women & Law program do this together—longterm collaboration. OpeningShow More Summary

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